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Today, all the talk is about tarpon

April 19, 2019 Tarpon are certainly the talk of the fishing community, and as more swim in from the south daily, the opportunities to experience one of angling’s greatest thrills increases. more »»

It’s a good time to fish for tripletail

April 12, 2019 Catching tripletail is usually done with a live shrimp or a small baitfish drifted back to them with the tide as they hide under their crab float shelte. more »»

Picking the right gear for tarpon fishing

April 5, 2019 It's tarpon time and many new to the sport have many questions usually starting with, what tackle do I need? The tackle needed will be defined by your style of fishing. more »»

Plenty of redfish being caught inshore

March 29, 2019 Inshore redfishing is worth your time with good numbers caught and released by mangrove-edge bait anglers. more »»

An interesting charter, plus catching reds on soft plastics

March 22, 2019 Watching $5 spoon number four sail deep into the mangroves forever lost to the unforgiving tangle, I simply smiled and handed him another ready rod ready to cast. more »»

Early March turns out to be a good time to fish for reds

March 15, 2019 Not sure if early March is considered a top-notch redfish month here in Southwest Florida, but with the large number of reds caught and released aboard my boat this past week you would think it is. more »»

A promising weekend for local anglers

March 8, 2019 With the cold front passing us, this weekend looks promising. more »»

Enjoying some gifts from the Gulf

February 22, 2019 It’s no secret that seatrout and most other inshore gamefish are attracted to the feeding sounds of a popping cork and then attacking the shrimp or soft plastic suspended below it. more »»

Offering a few tricks for fly fishing

February 15, 2019 The first time I bought a new fly line, I had no idea why the end had a loop in it. more »»

Searching for trout when temperatures are fluctuating

February 8, 2019 Because of on and off again warm weather, be willing to search for trout as they might not be where you found them last week. more »»

Fishing when it’s cold, and paying tribute to a pioneer

February 1, 2019 This past ice cold Wednesday seemed like the ideal sheepshead day and what better local spot than the Matlacha Bridge to pursue these tasty critter. more »»

Migrating tarpon are on their way

February 1, 2019 With a warm winter season, migratory tarpon scouts have been seen and the main body is definitely on the way to local waters to join our resident fish that prefer Cape Coral year-round. more »»

Snook bite has remained pretty hot

January 25, 2019 According to the FWC, “Snook are one of the many reasons Florida is the fishing capitol of the world. more »»

Hunting tripletail, and some boat/trailer mishaps

January 18, 2019 Pick your weather day and head offshore to scout for tripletail. Usually found under a crab float or around markers or even random floating grass or garbage. more »»

One cast, one lure, three fish!

January 11, 2019 A good hunting or fishing guide naturally wants his or her clients to catch fish or bag game as well as providing friendly companionship, coaching and teaching as needed during the trip experience. more »»

Hitting the flats looking for the first catch of the new year

January 4, 2019 By the time I arrived at the ramp on New Year’s Day, the tide had dwindled and dock reports from returning anglers where pretty gri. more »»

Fishing’s best now on, or close to, the bottom

December 28, 2018 Christmas holidays in the low 80s? I’ll take it, along with a couple dozen, big, handpicked shrimp and jig heads to pin them to and slowly fish them around deeper docks or bridge structures. more »»

Fishing for sheepies in skinny water

December 21, 2018 Sitting here watching the wind blow listening to tornado warnings. With hurricane season in the rear-view, I thought the weather-related stress would be over. more »»

A bluefish is one tough customer — but fun to catch

December 14, 2018 Winter brings one of my favorite off-shore species in close to hunt the shallow waters of Southwest Florida. more »»

Stealth is key with winter’s ultra-low tides and clear water

December 7, 2018 Resident anglers know that the cold water period brings very low or even negative tides to Southwest Florida as well as the year’s clearest water. more »»

 
 
 

 

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